Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Top Voted Poetry

Here is the top voted poetry:

voted
#1
Need Love?
Custom User Avatar
See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
820 comments
voted
#2
I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   301 comments
voted
#3
The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
63 comments
voted
#4
All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1446 comments
voted
#5
Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   293 comments
voted
#6
One Line Poem
Custom User Avatar
Walking to my car in the cold dry air, and slipping on black ice I didn’t even know was there. (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
voted
#7
The Walk
Custom User Avatar
I was walking alone,                   Not a care in the world,                   When the man with the black glasses                   Told me about the days... (more »)
voted
#8
Two Beautiful Souls
Custom User Avatar
They are the only ones who understand us. The intertwining vines. Two Beautiful souls that dance with the stars and clasp together like hands. Two who will always belong. Two crumbled lives joined together like a puzzle missing its piece. ... (more »)
voted
#9
Untitled
Custom User Avatar
Turning my back on them, I never look back, because I know that if I do, their spirits will haunt me forever. (more »)
voted
#10
Milky Embarrassment
Custom User Avatar
I see my crush sitting over at the table,        her eyes shine like the light of the sun,               she cracks a joke…                                   I laugh                            ... (more »)
voted
#11
Untitled
Every night after school I go home and begin reading, typing, thinking, computing, repeat. (more »)
voted
#12
When All Your Worries Go Away
Custom User Avatar
There are three times of the day when all your worries go away, they are three magical things called    breakfast,                    lunch,                               and dinner. (more »)
voted
#13
Untitled
Custom User Avatar
                                  Terrible twos                                    they say,                                                  ... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
voted
#14
pouring in
Custom User Avatar
I used to play monopoly, still do actually, making it rain as much as ever. (more »)
voted
#15
Two Different Lives
Custom User Avatar
They aren’t the only ones who don’t understand me. I don’t understand me. Two different lives with different priorities. Two who are different but the same. Two different personalities that define who you are. But what happens if you... (more »)
voted
#16
Two Scorching Coffees
Custom User Avatar
They are the only ones who fends off the sleep. I am the only one who drinks them. Two scorching coffees with snow white whipped cream and strong espresso shots.  Two who invigorate my body, but leave me craving more. Two little addictions... (more »)
Site Feedback